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Monarch Butterfly (Photo by Gail Karlsson)

Butterflies or Moths: What Are the Differences?

I recently saw a bunch of different butterflies in my yard, flitting around on the tamarind flowers, bougainvillea and pigeon berry tree – one of the joyful aspects of life in the Virgin Islands. At least I thought they were butterflies, until I found out that some of them were actually moths.

A Scarlet Ibis Visits St. John

Gail Karlsson, an environmental lawyer, writer and photographer, writes about her encounter with a scarlet ibis on St. John.
Visitors dine in the shade of an umbrella at Maho Crossroads. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Permit for Maho Crossroads Available for Public Comment

The permit application for a development within the Virgin Islands National Park is available on St. John for public scrutiny and comment for a limited time. Maho Crossroads, a complex including a food truck, bar, and shop, was cited by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources for permitting deficiencies in March.
First-place finisher Marina Falcone, right, receives her award from Tonia Lovejoy. (Amy Roberts photo)

Swimmers Catch Favorable Currents in Beach-to-Beach Power Swim

Almost 200 swimmers leaped into the water at Maho Bay Sunday morning to participate in the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park’s annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. The event raises funds to support marine research and programs, including the Virgin Islands National Park’s summer youth swim program.





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